08/29/2012 11:40 AM
(TORONTO) The NHLPA held its fourth annual Rookie Showcase at the Mastercard Centre for Hockey Excellence in Toronto on August 27-28. The Rookie Showcase featured 29 of the NHL’s most highly touted up-and-coming prospects from 20 of the league’s 30 teams.
Over the two day event, players participated in various activities such as photo sessions in their respective NHL team jerseys, getting pictures taken for the EA Sports NHL video game series, posing for trading cards and signing memorabilia with Panini America and Upper Deck, as well as interacting with the media.
Three Montreal Canadiens prospects were invited to the Rookie Showcase: Alex Galchenyuk (Round 1, 3rd overall, 2012 Entry Draft), Nathan Beaulieu (Round 1, 17th overall, 2011 Entry Draft) and Jarred Tinordi (Round 1, 22nd overall, 2010 Entry Draft).
The Canadiens, Boston Bruins (Dougie Hamilton, Jared Knight, Ryan Spooner) and Dallas Stars (Jack Campbell, Jamie Oleksiak, Reilly Smith) led in attendance with three prospects representing each club.
Bulldogs In-Game Host Alyscia Warner was in attendance during media availability and spoke with the three Canadiens prospects regarding their training regimens in the offseason, how prepared they are for the upcoming season, and what the experience at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase has been like.
Complete list of players in attendance:
Tyson Barrie (Colorado Avalanche)
Nathan Beaulieu (Montreal Canadiens)
Beau Bennett (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Jack Campbell (Dallas Stars)
Charlie Coyle (Minnesota Wild)
Emerson Etem (Anaheim Ducks)
Alex Galchenyuk (Montreal Canadiens)
Dougie Hamilton (Boston Bruins)
Quinton Howden (Florida Panthers)
Tomas Jurko (Detroit Red Wings)
Jared Knight (Boston Bruins)
Chris Kreider (New York Rangers)
Scott Laughton (Philadelphia Flyers)
Joe Morrow (Pittsburgh Penguins)
Ryan Murphy (Carolina Hurricanes)
Ryan Murray (Columbus Blue Jackets)
Brock Nelson (New York Islanders)
Jamie Oleksiak (Dallas Stars)
Griffin Reinhart (New York Islanders)
Morgan Rielly (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Justin Schultz (Edmonton Oilers)
Jaden Schwartz (St. Louis Blues)
Reilly Smith (Dallas Stars)
Ryan Spooner (Boston Bruins)
Jarred Tinordi (Montreal Canadiens)
Tyler Toffoli (Los Angeles Kings)
Mark Visentin (Phoenix Coyotes)
Austin Watson (Nashville Predators)
Nail Yakupov (Edmonton Oilers)
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